Focus: Peers at the Center of New Approaches to Coordinated Care

It’s no secret that we live in an extraordinarily dynamic moment for behavioral health, and the healthcare system in general. Major changes to healthcare laws, including the Affordable Care Act and mental health parity legislation, have opened up access to behavioral health care. At the same time, the value of lived experience as a professional qualification continues to gain momentum.

In its latest Focus, CAFE TAC examines the trends that are pushing behavioral health and physical health together. Traditional healthcare systems are changing to meet the need to address behavioral health. Peer specialists and people with lived experience are becoming increasingly involved in providing care. What will the role of the lived experience workforce be in this new healthcare landscape? Check out this Focus for a glimpse of what the future may hold.